Max Headroom (1985) - Trailer
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Cast: Matt Frewer, William Morgan Sheppard, Amanda Pays, Constantine Gregory, Jeffrey Weissman, Roger Sloman, Gary Hope, Joane Hall, Howard Samuels, Val McLane, Michael Cule, Roger Tebb, Paul Spurrier, Hilton McRae, Nickolas Grace, Hilary Tindall, George Rossi, Anthony Dutton, Lloyd McGuire, Elizabeth Richardson
Director(s): Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton
Trailer: Max Headroom (1985)
In the dystopic near future, a crusading TV reporter investigates news stories with the help of a wisecracking computer version of himself.
French VHS Trailer
Tirée de la compilation VIDEOTHON 20: Colorscopie,
disponible sur http://videotopsy.blogspot.fr/ via Otto Rivers
Synopsis:In the post-apocalyptic future where television sets are more important than food, TV ratings are the all important currency of the nation. A new technique of preventing viewers from channel surfing proves somewhat detrimental to particularly sedentary couch potatoes. The top studio becomes concerned: dead viewers make for low ratings. Edison Carter, top news reporter, is sent to find out more. After a motorcycle accident, his mind is preserved by wizz-kid Bryce and becomes his wise cracking, computer generated alter-ego: Max Headroom, who manages to boost ratings above those of any live hosts to date. This made for TV movie was later remade (sanitized version) as the first episode of the series.